On April 30, members of LOS TU and Pisgah TU joined forces to install line containers on the S. Toe River in Yancey County. The containers were placed near the obvious entry and exit points so that anglers can deposit spent line in them and keep it out of the river. Not only is the line unsightly tangled in the brush but can also be a danger to fish and other wildlife.
The work was requested by the Pisgah National Forest Service office near Brevard which manages all sections of the Pisgah Forest including those (like the S. Toe) near Mt. Mitchell. This was the fourth attempt by the team to make the installation…..two other times we were snowed out and one time there was a rain deluge!
In the past, Pisgah TU members have also helped LOS stock the N. Mills River and our folks have supported Pisgah in stocking the Little River in Dupont State Forest. We also share the Cantrell Creek Trail Restoration project which is still being planned to start field work this fall.
If you are interested in doing some field work with us, send Jay Hawthorne a note at firstname.lastname@example.org.